Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Garfield, Galehead Mountain (attempt), NH
Trails: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blowdowns, especially on Garfield Ridge, but noting that caused issues.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Yup - there are now bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Heading up Mt Garfield Trail is beautiful. Trail conditions started in summer, quickly hit spring, then mud and finally winter at higher elevations. But more of a spring snow than a winter snow. Soft, mushy and prone to post holing. We did not switch to microspikes until 3800 ft or so. But they were useful coming down. While on Garfield, we decided the day was so nice we would tag Galehead as well. But the trails became so sloppy by mid/late afternoon we decided not to do the final push to Galehead and turned back down Gale River Trail. It makes for a great loop. The snow/monorail (what monorail there is) over to Galehead was crumbling.  
Name: AW 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-16 
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